There is no sign of government assistance towards reconstruction of infrastructures in the villages. I have asked Rakam to call a board meeting and see how we can move ahead. The most important factor for me is operating the schools that has been damaged. Reconstruction of all schools may take another 2-3 years. The board can decided which school to be reconstructed first and place all schools on priority basis. Also the board can decide for the transition period, how do we operate the schools on temporary basis. Purchasing building materials is not a problem. But again I would like to inform you that this is the biggest challenge that NSP/Canada, NSP/Nepal and people involved including me are going to face as we have to reconstruct every little thing that has been created by NSP. We need unity among ourselves and most importantly, huge sum of money will be required. You can count on me I am always there for you,
Lots of Luv
NSP has begun to get word that the majority of our schools have been destroyed. This is devastating news for the NSP family as many of these schools have been standing for 40 years. They had become pillars of hope in the villages. They now represent despair.
It is essential that we rebuild the infrastructure that has been destroyed. In Kathmandu, many aid organizations have rushed to repair schools and students have gotten word that they will be able to return to their education in the upcoming weeks. In the mountains of the Kaavre district, there is no end to the chaos in sight. NSP is the only aid organization working in this area and infrastructure development falls to us. We are proud to play this role but we can't do it alone. More than ever before, we need your support. Without one school, dozens of villages are without access to education, the poverty gap is further widened, and the children are looking at a future void of opportunities. By working with NSP, you have the power to change their path. Donate now!
Thank you to everyone who has generously donated to NSP's relief fund. In just one week, we have raised $17, 000. Your donations will have a direct and important impact on NSP villages. It is very unlikely that our villages will be reached through larger aid organizations. The villages we serve are isolated and not accessible through road or transit. They are also widely unknown because they are not accessible to tourists. Due to this remoteness and the larger population of the capital city, the majority of aid organizations will focus their efforts on Kathmandu. There are many, many children and families living within the Kaavre mountains who are also in dire need of support. Because of your donations, we have been able to ensure this support is provided.
Your dollars have already made a significant difference. Due to your support, here is what has been accomplished over the past 8 days.
Very soon we will provide an update that includes exactly how much money has been spent and on what. We will also outline the next phase of our plan, which will include steps for rebuilding infrastructure in the villages, such as latrines, homes, and schools. While we are grateful for the donations we have received, more support is still needed to shift from crisis to stability! Together, we know we can achieve great things. To donate, click HERE.
We are so impressed with the resilience and peaceful attitude of our friends and colleagues in Nepal. In the face of all of their angst and life disruption, they have still been able to give to others and organize a relief effort in the villages. Their local relationships have helped to overcome bureaucratic delays at borders and ensure emergency relief is provided efficiently and effectively. We thank them from the bottom of our hearts.Below are two pictures of our Nepali team acquiring supplies and preparing for delivery to the villages.
We'll keep you apprised of all developments and news about our projects in Nepal.